Lecture Notes in Computer Science

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About Lecture Notes in Computer Science


The series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), including its subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI), has established itself as a medium for the publication of new developments in computer science and information technology research and teaching – quickly, informally, and at a high level.

LNCS commenced publication in 1973 and quite rapidly attracted attention, not at least because of its thus far unprecedented publication turnaround times. The 1980s and 1990s witnessed a substantial growth in the series, particularly in terms of volumes published. In the late 1990s Springer started experimenting with LNCS electronically and soon realized that they had to develop a systematic approach to providing LNCS in a full-text electronic version, in parallel to the printed books. Another new feature introduced in the late 1990s was the conceptualization of a couple of color-cover sublines. Still, original research results reported in proceedings and postproceedings remain the core of LNCS.

In 2002, the number of new proposals for LNCS publications grew and is now growing faster than ever before: many new workshops and conferences are being set up and Springer envisage LNCS as their publication platform; and a number of established conference series and workshop series, currently publishing their proceedings with other publishers, are knocking at the door of LNCS. A LNCS milestone was the publication of its 2500th volume: Automata, Logics, and Infinite Games, edited by Erich Grädel, Wolfgang Thomas, and Thomas Wilke.

LNCS Online

All volumes are published simultaneously in printed version and electronically, most of them in time for conferences, and selected titles in our print library have also been added to the digital library. In November 2002, the 1000th volume of LNCS went online. Fortunately, Springer efforts and investments in developing LNCS Online as the series’ digital library are recognized in the community as a valuable service: there are over 150,000 full-paper downloads per month from LNCS Online, and the digital library now holds over 35,000 papers written by over 50,000 individual scientists and professionals.